2011 : The Year in Review
It’s been a very busy year for grassroots Texans. Time after time, in battle after battle, we took the fight to the establishment. We won a few, and we lost a few, but time and again, win or lose, we got back in the fight.
Our struggles with the Texas establishment began shortly after the 2010 elections, with the fight to replace Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.
The public opposition to Straus was clear. According to a Heritage Alliance poll conducted in November 2010, 89% of Republican primary voters wanted a more conservative House Speaker.